It Takes a Community

By: Mary Galime

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How do you  become a musician? Where does it start? No matter our current level, for all of us on the musician's journey it started with an inspiration. It could have been a school instrument trial night, school band/orchestra, it could have been a concert we attended at  a young age, a sibling, or a friend. Someone inspired us to follow music. From there, we listened to music, we were given instruments to learn, rehearsals, concerts, teachers, and more shaped the future of our musical lives. 

At every step of the way, our community shapes our musical journey. This is possibly the one thing I love most about music and the community I am a part of here at Denis Wick. I love meeting new people, hearing their stories, playing music together, etc. As the North American Denis Wick Product Specialist and Artist Manager, I have built a career around this one thing that I love. For the past few years, I have really felt a need to bring the Denis Wick community that I interact with, to the rest of the brass world. I wish the students that I meet at conventions could be a part of the conversations about product, performance, and life, that I have with my artists and colleagues. I wish you all  could see some of the concerts I enjoy where my artists are performing the most amazing and inspiring music I have heard. These and many more things, I wish you could all be a part of because I know how much of a difference these experiences would have made for me when I was a student if that opportunity existed, or in my current life as a musician and marketer.

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With all these things in mind, the idea of a Denis Wick App came about. What if I could create an app that could fuse the product/specs you find a catalog to the colorful and exciting world of our artists, as well as the library of support articles and videos, and bring it all to the brass community?  A place where someone interested in a specific mouthpiece could also see how that mouthpiece was created, meet some artists playing on that mouthpiece, and learn how to improve their performance and career, all in the same spot? And if I was going to offer that, then I would also want great music to further inspire my visitor's experience. More and more inspirations came together and the end result was the Denis Wick App.

As you enter the app, you have the option to check out our product, search through a growing library of resources, watch videos on both the product and performance clinics, and get your weekly installment of Denis Wick's blog, The Buzz. Perhaps my favorite section is the Denis Wick radio station. Visit the radio station first, find a track you would like to listen to, and continue listening while you explore. Every resource section in this app is continually growing, so keep those push notifications on so we can alert you to the new things you'll see and hear!

In the coming year, we will be releasing a community page and supporting content that will allow our Denis Wick App followers to engage with each other, and our artists. I am really excited to have gotten this far with bringing my community to yours, and look forward to creating continual new ways to connect your family to mine. Download the app today and join the community!

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